Saturday 30th November Maps LR33 and EX398/399 Loch Arkaig
Fraoch Bheinn (858m Corbett) – heather mountain
Sgurr Mhurlagain (880m, Corbett) – rough-topped peaks
Two Corbetts easily accessed from Strathan at the head of Loch Arkaig. Do one, or both.
Start from the end of the public road at the head of Loch Arkaig, NM987916, where limited parking is available. Head W on the track into Glen Dessarry for 1km. At NM9783491680, just W of the Dearg Allt, turn N up a path and follow it up towards the S ridge of Fraoch Bheinn. Continue up to the summit, 858m. Turn E and descend steep rough ground to reach a broad col at NM994937, 458m. A path leads SW from the col down to the track in Glen Dessarry.
*For the 2nd Corbett, continue E up the flank of the SW ridge of Sgurr Mhurlagain to its crest. Turn NE and head up to the summit. Return to the col and descend SW on the path to the track in Glendessary. Head E back to the start.
1st Corbett: 9km, 798m ascent
*Both Corbetts: 14km, 1220m ascent